It is a great pleasure to announce my plan intending to affect a Palestinian ceasefire in Israel; and right now the P10K Team is working day and night in Palestine and Israel and beyond preparing for the announcement of this plan on May 8 in Ramallah. This Press Conference will attract international media and Arab media alike; you will hear about it. But we will ensure that virtually every IndyMedia site and other independent media are informed and it is IndyMedia that will be our focus.
Considering the incredible violence that is engulfing the Middle East right now it may seem fantasy to tell you that the P10K Team has in fact everything in place to produce a publicly confirmed ceasefire from the likes of Islamic Jihad, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Hizbollah and most amazingly of all, Hamas. But I kid you not; all things going as they are, within two weeks to one month a P10K instigated ceasefire will be confirmed; and the only condition to affect this ceasefire is revealed within the first line of the P10K Mission;
Mobilise 10,000 Western Citizens (the P10K Force) to the occupied territories of Palestine.
Affect a Guaranteed Ceasefire by the Militant Palestinian Resistance.
Respectfully occupy Palestine in accordance with International Law.
Intelligently employ Non-Violent Direct Action.
Transcend Government & Media Lies.
End the Unlawful Occupation.
Demand global respect for Inherent Human Rights.
Spark the dawn of global Truth Justice & Peace.
Cynics beware; there are roughly 879 million people in the west; that means it will require a mere one out of every 88,000 of us to make up 10,000 in Palestine; to fulfill our end of the bargain and immediately save Israeli and Palestinian lives. Put another way; we need only
- 673 people from the UK (pop. 59 million)
- 46 people from Ireland (pop. 4 million)
- 226 people from Australia (pop. 20 million)
- 470 from Spain (pop. 41 million)… you get the picture.
Anyone who says we cannot mange to get this many people from these countries is simply not thinking straight; we can and will get 10,000; in fact we will get much more than 10,000; mark my words.
P10K will undoubtedly make history, but far more importantly we will immediately save lives upon arrival into Palestine and we will compel the application of International Law—which demands an end to the ignorant, counter productive and undeniably illegal occupation of Palestine. And since the occupation is in fact the primary cause of so-called "terrorism" the P10K Force has the capacity to change our world for the better in the most profound of ways.
“This (P10K) is a very imaginative, creative, and courageous initiative. If it receives the support it merits it could have a major impact on moves towards reconciliation, peace, and hopes for justice and freedom in this tortured corner of the world.” – Noam Chomsky
Our so-called “democracies in the west have failed us; in Iraq we now have yet another mass murder carried out in our name (like it or not) and worse yet we paid for it with our taxes. Once P10K is launched we in the west will not have any excuses; protests and petitions alone are not enough, we must do more. We can and will end the insanity of Israel’s occupation and we will prove our humanity; something that is desperately needed when “our boys” are literally urinating on Arabs, violating their woman and otherwise giving an entire ethnic and religious population cause to hate us all. We cannot comfort ourselves with the fact that we do not approve, we must prove we really care and P10K is going to expose us for good or bad; I would not have initiated this action if I thought the latter were true. I genuinely believe that virtually all people are good at heart; given a healthy environment of love and respect. And with all the passion I have I intend to see this understanding translate in to intelligent and meaningful action.
I shall part for now by saying that this plan is currently being submitted directly and respectfully to the Palestinian people (including the resistance) and the response is nothing short of incredible. The people of Palestine are more than eager to open their homes to us and the P10K Force participants who experience this action are to have the greatest joy of their lives. Despite the considerable risks I am happier than I have ever been in my life and I know that this action; which is very much my baby, is the greatest gift I could possibly offer to the people and world I love without limit. This is it, get ready to change the world for the better; to spark the dawn of the day when all humanity shall reap the rewards of Truth Justice & Peace.
With a smile on my face and tears of joy in my heart, I submit P10K to you; if we in the west really want peace (and I know that we do); then we can have it, and all we have to do now is show up. First Palestine, then Iraq, and ultimately we shall put ourselves out of business; what a “wonderful world it will be!”
Mark your calendar; ‘P10K - September 11, 2004 - Palestine.’ Register – Show Up – Make History.
Truth Justice Peace & Love,
Ken O'Keefe & the ever-growing P10K Team